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The Economist Ranks TCU Executive MBA Top 20 in the World, Making it No. 8 in the U.S. and No. 1 in Texas

TCU EMBA also ranks No. 3 in the world for faculty quality, No. 5 for program quality and No. 15 for student quality.

July 02,  2018

By Elaine Cole

In The Economist’s ranking of executive MBA programs around the world, the TCU EMBA ranks No. 18 in the world, making it No. 8 among U.S. schools. Yale is No. 1, UCLA/University of Singapore is No. 2 and WHU/Northwestern is No. 3.

TCU EMBA’s world ranking of No. 18 puts it ahead of the other Texas schools included in the ranking: Rice is No. 37, UT-Austin is No. 38 and SMU is No. 40. 

“Our priority is to assure that our students benefit from a strong curriculum taught by outstanding faculty, an emphasis on agile strategic leadership and a personal approach to career development. This combination makes the TCU EMBA one of the best programs in the world,” said Dr. Suzanne Carter, executive director of the Executive MBA program at the TCU Neeley School of Business.

TCU’s Executive MBA is an accredited 18-month program designed for successful executives, entrepreneurs and high-potential managers with a focus on developing strategic business leaders. Average age is 39 with an average of 11 years managerial experience. Classes take place on alternating Fridays and Saturdays on the TCU campus. For more information on the TCU Executive MBA, visit www.emba.tcu.edu

The Economist collected quantitative data from schools and also surveyed current students and recent graduates for their rating of faculty, alumni, classmates and their overall EMBA experience. Below is a sample of TCU Neeley's 2018 ranking. For the complete ranking visit www.economist.com/whichmba.

The Economist 2018 Executive MBA Rankings – TCU Neeley School of Business


World Rank

Overall Global Ranking 18
Student Rating of Faculty Quality 1
Faculty Quality 3
Program Quality 5
Fulfill pre-EMBA Goals 6
Work Experience 9
Student Rating of Helpfulness of EMBA Alumni 9
Personal Development & Educational Experience 13
Quality of Students 15